Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Milestone

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I would like to thank vegetables, fruits, legumes and Mother Nature for the number on the scale this morning. Thanks to healthy, whole food and miles of beach walks, I have lost 15 pounds! Last year I dropped 10 lbs of it, the rest has come off in the past month,  3+ of those in the past nine day since eliminating bread and (most) processed food from my diet.

I admit: this hasn't been easy. I was feeling rather discouraged yesterday, looking at my plain breakfast..

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and thinking about what I could be having instead. I was feeling a little sorry for myself, but then I opened Wendy's blog while I was eating my bowl of greens. This post, and this image, hit me like a ton of bricks! Her story is so similar to mine, I felt like I'd written it myself. This is exactly what I needed to keep on going so thank you, Wendy!

I went on to have a successful day. I ate a yummy taco salad for lunch, then I went on a nice long beach walk. I didn't quite hit my 10,000 steps goal, but I got close and that counts!

So today will be more of the same, but with more steps and less whining. As much as I hate to admit it 'cause I really love my bread and processed vegan foods, this works. I'm still processing the fact that I may never be able to eat those products again, at least not on a regular basis, so for now I'll just do the one-day-at-a-time thing and focus on my goals, and my successes!

I'll be back later to post a yummy recipe, but for now I have some walking to do.

Have a lovely day,


  1. Congratulations!!
    It's always a great feeling to see progress; and I understand how hard it is to eat healthy sometimes. My favorite food is pizza and my favorite dessert is all things chocolate. ;/
    Keep up the amazing work!

    Vegetarian Courtesy

    1. Thank you, Adi! I love pizza, too. Hubby eats it now & then and I make sure he packs up the leftovers and takes them to work with him, lol!